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Gallery | WSP unveils futuristic modular hotel

WSP has unveiled images of its futuristic modular hotel design, based around sustainability and renewable energy.

The hotel, which will feature around 42 suites in 19m tall modular pods, has been engineered to be as low energy as possible with a goal to make the building completely off-grid and energy independent. It will use sea water for cooling and solar thermal panels for hot water heating.

The pods will be prefabricated and assembled on site for speed of delivery and use the local rock as foundations for minimum environmental impact. 

WSP technical director and project director Ross Harvey said: “Tetra Hotel and WSP are combining their creative powers on an exciting project that aims to create iconic architecture in stunning locations globally 

“WSP’s multi-disciplinary Design Studio initiative is undertaking a proof of concept study to enable early-stage client discussions.

“The solutions being investigated are founded on sustainability, renewable energy and achieving minimal environmental impact.

“WSP is proud to be involved in this project and looks forward to its future success.”

Each pod will have multiple floors with a bedroom, bathroom, lounge and study on each floor. The hotel will also include bars, restaurants, market spaces, exhibitions and fairs. 

The design is an extension of architecture practice Innovation Imperative’s Tetra Shed modular office pods. It is the first collaboration between WSP’s new Design Studio and an award-winning architect. 

Innovation Imperative founder David Ajasa-Adekunle said: “With a team of talented and progressive professionals, our collaboration has so far proved to be both fruitful and exciting and we all look forward to an ongoing partnership with WSP.”

Current locations being considered are the UK, Cape Verde, Norway, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Hungary.

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